The principle of “creep” states that a sustained force placed upon a tissue will deform that tissue to the force. In this study of foam rolling the ITB…
This study seems to show a relationship between iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome and knee adduction (genu varum) and the activation of the TFL. A relationship can be two incidents that occur together, termed a “coincidence.” Or there can be a causal relationship between them; i.e., one causes the other to occur.
The authors of this study concluded that foam rolling and running are better than resting at clearing blood lactose after strenuous exercise.
It is not generally known that the iliotibial band (ITB) actually has three layers: a superficial, intermediate, and deep layer.
There seems to be a belief that the iliotibial band (ITB) cannot be stretched and thus manual treatment on the ITB is futile.
Self-care for iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) begins with RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. And offending activities should be avoided.
Manual therapy for iliotibial band friction syndrome is directed toward reducing the inflammation of the condition and correcting its underlying cause.
The most common symptom of iliotibial band friction syndrome is pain in the distal lateral thigh over the lateral epicondyle of the femur.
Iliotibial band friction syndrome is a condition in which the iliotibial band rubs against the lateral epicondyle of the femur.